• Orientation: Facing Devil's Peak, looking over Observatory with the CBD on the right. Photo shot from M5 Black River Parkway, Maitland.

Devil's Peak/Table Mountain fire

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A fierce south-easterly wind was hampering firefighter efforts to bring a fire on Devil's Peak under control late on Tuesday night.

The fire broke out when vegetation below Rhodes Memorial caught alight at around 8:30pm. By midnight the whole of Devil's Peak was ablaze; by 2am the flames had spread around the side of the peak and were threatening the suburbs of Walmer Estate and Vredehoek where residents were being evacuated and roads were closed to traffic.

Joanne/CapeTownFIFAWORLDCUP2010, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Donavan Mehl 116 months ago | reply

    Man that is totally f@#ked... I was just looking up a couple of days ago and thinking how great the mountain looks again.

  2. ChrisRault 116 months ago | reply

    heeeeeeeeeeectic dude! that totally blows!!! :(

  3. the mule in the pool 116 months ago | reply

    Awwwweeesoooome photo dude! Can't believe this was happening about 2kms from me and I slept through it all!

  4. perpetual song [deleted] 116 months ago | reply

    First I thought it is a volcano, but whatever the case, fire sucks.

  5. Joanne/CapeTownFIFAWORLDCUP2010 116 months ago | reply

    By 3 am I woke up because of the smell !
    Wicked shot The best of the lot IMO
    Now I understand ...Thats why the Stadium looked so weird at 1 am when I went to bed Like a ghost ship !

  6. Blyzz 116 months ago | reply

    good shot - i like the red smoke on the right hand side

  7. impartial quiet [deleted] 116 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot

  8. warrenski 116 months ago | reply

    Thanks all, appreciate the feedback. :)

  9. Koeshke 110 months ago | reply

    I remember. it was scary, but fascinating.

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